A 770+ acre master-planned industrial and commercial campus being developed in Moore Haven, Florida. The first Love’s on U.S. Highway 27 south of Haines City will bring approximately 40 new jobs to the area. Construction is expected to begin this summer and be open for business in early 2017.
“Highway 27 is an excellent freight corridor for professional drivers traveling to and from Port Everglades and Port Miami to the rest of the state,” said Kealey Dorian, communications specialist for Love’s. “With the great location close to the highway, we’re in a great position to serve members of the Glades County community and the motoring public.”
The 24/7 facility will be approximately 10,000 square feet. The new Love’s will include fuel and diesel pumps, an Arby’s restaurant, and convenience store items, such as snacks, fountain drinks, coffee, electronics, gift items and more. Professional drivers can take advantage of five showers and 77 truck-parking spaces. The average capital expenditure for all new Love’s locations is approximately $11 million.
Construction of the travel stop and the infrastructure to serve it marks the first step toward developing up to 9 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and manufacturing space on the 770-acre site owned by A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
“Once utilities and the entrance road serving the travel center are complete, enough land to accommodate approximately 1.5 million square feet of commercial and industrial space at AGLC will be ’shovel ready,’”, said Erin Archey, president of Americas Gateway, LLC. The company is actively seeking industrial and commercial tenants for the property, which features commercial frontage on US 27 and a mile of direct rail.
About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 380 locations in 40 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 15,000 people and is currently ranked No. 14 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.
About A.Duda & Sons, Inc.
A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is a Florida-based company with additional operations in California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia and Michigan. A diversified land company, DUDA is engaged in a variety of agricultural and real estate operations including fresh and fresh-cut vegetables, citrus, sod, sugar cane, cattle, community development, realty and home construction. Land assets include agricultural lands and a variety of commercial properties. The family-owned and -operated company, headquartered in Oviedo, Florida, is in its fourth generation of family leadership and celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. www.duda.com